Even being a hardcore Batman fan, there are always still some Dark Knight details to learn and this is a prime example. In this interview for a series on the artworks from Tate Britain‘s collection, Christopher Nolan explains the influence Francis Bacon‘s paintings had on creation of the look for Heath Ledger‘s modern, real-world style Joker in The Dark Knight. Enjoy!
Film meets Art – Chris Nolan inspired by Francis Bacon:
Christopher Nolan reveals how paintings by Francis Bacon inspired the Joker’s smeared make-up in ‘The Dark Knight’. Nolan talks about his longstanding fascination for Bacon’s work, and why, when words fail him, he turns to art to help shape his creative vision.